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Re: [LUG] How to make NFS shares RW?


On Sat, 7 May 2005 19:32:18 +0100
Grant Sewell wrote:

Hi all,

Slight problem here revolving around NFS.  I have almost setup my Mac to dual-boot 
MacOS (currently 8.6, but hoping to go up to 9.1 soon) and Debian.  I am hoping to 
use BootX to do the deeds of OS selecting since YaBoot won't work on this variety 
of Mac (too old), and QUIK has been a right-royal pain previously (apparently this 
particular Mac has a very dodgy OpenFirmware (a bit like a BIOS).  However, in 
order to use BootX I need a kernel stored on the Mac's filesysten.

Now, I have downloaded the "linux.bin" file for the Debian installer, which has 
allowed me to boot the system using BootX after the base-system was installed.  My 
problem is what to do after I update from Stable?  What I was planning on doing 
was booting the system with the old kernel, updating the system, mounting an NFS 
share and copying the new kernel over the network, rebooting back to MacOS and 
then copying the file over NFS (or, more likely, I'll burn it to CD so I can use 
it on the Mac... still having problems with NFS under MacOS) to the Mac so I can 
place in in the appropriate place for BootX to see it, and then all will be hunky 

However... even though I have:
home/gsewell/files/  (rw)
in my /etc/exports file, I still can't get RW access from *any* machine.  This 
makes it quite hard to copy a file off the Mac(Debian) onto the x86 machine.

I know it's bound to be something *really* simple that I've just completely missed 
(I tend to set up the NFS exports with Webmin because I'm lazy).

Any thoughts?


OK, got it sorted now.  It was a silly mistake - without listing any network, group 
or individual host a share will be RO by default, yes?  So I put in my network+mask 
and all is now well.

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